Even though 2022 is just underway, the NYC employment law landscape is already red hot. In mid-December, the city council passed a first-of-its-kind bill requiring Big Apple employers to include a maximum and minimum salary in all job postings, which includes new jobs as well as internal promotions and transfer opportunities. For employers that are not certain of the precise minimum and maximum salary for a particular role, the proposed law provides that “the range may extend from the lowest to the highest salary the employer in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay for the advertised job, promotion or transfer opportunity.”
Other than for temporary help firms, there are no exceptions to this proposed law. This means that virtually all NYC employers will need to comply. The bill is presently before the new mayor, Eric Adams, who has not signaled whether he will sign it. Nevertheless, the bill will become law – and take effect in April 2022 – if the mayor does not veto it by January 14.
We will continue to monitor this new development and update this post if and when the bill officially becomes law.